[Interest] QML WebView modules

Kai Koehne Kai.Koehne at qt.io
Wed Apr 5 13:21:12 CEST 2017

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Interest [mailto:interest-bounces+kai.koehne=qt.io at qt-project.org]
> [..]
> With Qt 5.5 the Qt WebKit module is deprecated:(https://wiki.qt.io/New-
> Features-in-Qt-5.5#Deprecated_Functionality)
> QWebView uses WebKit as the backend.
> QWebEngineView uses Chromium as the backend.
> WebView with the same name has been defined in both WebKit and
> WebEngine. Hence import statement varies.[I believe this is the source of
> confusion ]
> import QtWebKit 3.0
> import QtWebView 1.0

Not exactly. The terminology is arguably confusing here, but the "QtWebView" import comes from the "Qt WebView" module (http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qtwebview-index.html), which is a module that abstracts different rendering engines (Qt WebEngine, native) away behind a simple API.


import QtWebView 1.0

WebView {
  // ...
should work both on mobile and desktop. On Android, iOS and WinRT the native browsers are embedded, on all the rest Qt WebEngine is used (if available).



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